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Marie Rhodin

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Presentation

Marie Rhodin, DVM, associate Professor in equine clinical biomechanics at the department of Anatomy, Physiology and Biochemistry, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences. She graduated 2003, PhD in 2008 where she studied horse and rider interaction with focus on the effect of different head and neck positions on the kinematics of the back in riding horses. Her main research focus experience in objective motion analysis for lameness detection with techniques as high-speed cameras and inertial measure units. To implement objective measurements in the lameness exams she has looked into the effect of circular movement on movement symmetry in both sound and lame horses. In 2017 she passed the board examination and was accredited as a diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation. Her main research focus is orthopedic pain and objective motion analysis in horses.

 

Teaching

She is teaching veterinary students in orthopeadics at the clinic. She is also teaching in biomechanics, lameness assessment for students from several programs.

Research

Orthopeadic pain in large animals
Monitoring of motion symmetry in young horses during training
Visual and objective lameness assessment
The effect of lungeing on movement symmetry in horses
Objective lameness assessment in dogs
Comparison of different objective tools for lameness assessment
Motion asymmetry in riding horses- biological variation or lameness?
Pain evaluation in horses

 

 

Environmental analysis

rhopeadic pain in large animalsOrtopedisk smärta hos häst och nöt
Vad händer med symmetrin i rörelsemönstret när den unga hästen börjar tränas?
Subjektiv hältbedömning av hästar som longeras.
Hur påverkas symmetrin i den friska respektive halta hästens rörelsemönster när den rör sig på ett böjt spår?
En jämförelse och utveckling av olika objektiva rörelseanalyssystem vid bedömning av hältor.
Rörelseasymmetrier i den svenska ridhästpopulationen – biologisk variation eller hälta?

Cooperation

Marie has research collaborations with Royal Veterinary College, UK, Utrecht University, The Netherlands, Zurich University, Switzerland, Copenhagen University, Denmark

Supervision

Marie are main supervisor for four PhD-students and co-supervisor for four PhD-students. She is also main supervisor for a recident in Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation.

Selected publications

M A. Novoa-Bravo1, K. J. Fegraeus, M.Rhodin, E. Strand, L. F. García, G. Lindgren (2018).Kinematic measurements and genetic data reveal that the Colombian paso horse’s gaits are discrete groups. PlosOne https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0202584

 

A. Byström, L. Roepstorff, M. Rhodin, F. S. Bragança, M. T. Engell, E. Hernlund, E. Persson-Sjödin, R. van Weeren, Weishaupt and A. Egenvall.(2018) Lateral movement of the saddle relative to the equine spine in rising and sitting trot on a treadmill. PlosOne https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0200534

 

J. Vertz, D. Deblanc, M. Rhodin, T. Pfau. (2018) Effect of a unilateral hind limb orthotic lift on upper body movement symmetry in horses in trot. PlosOne, https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0199447

 

M. Rhodin, E. Persson‐Sjodin, A. Egenvall, F.M. Serra Bragança, T. Pfau, L. Roepstorff, M.A. Weishaupt, M.H. Thomsen, P.R. van Weeren and E. Hernlund (2018) Vertical movement symmetry of the withers in horses with induced forelimb and hindlimb lameness at trot. Equine Veterinary Journal,  https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/evj.12844

 

Persson-Sjodin E. Hernlund E. Pfau T. Haubro Andersen P. and Rhodin M. (2018) The influence of the rider seat position on movement symmetry in horses. PlosOne https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0195341

 

T. Pfau, M. F. Sepulveda Caviedes, R. McCarthy, L. Cheetham, B. Forbes, M. Rhodin. (2018) Comparison of visual lameness scores to gait asymmetry in racing Thoroughbreds during trot in-hand. Equine Veterinary Education, DOI: 10.1111/eve.12914

 

Gómez Álvarez C.B, Bergh. A, Gustås P. and Rhodin M. (2017) Vertical head and pelvic movement symmetry at the trot in dogs with induced supporting limb lameness. The Veterinary Journal,  doi.org/10.1016/j.tvjl.2017.10.011

 

Pfau T., Noordwijk K., Sepulveda Caviedes M. F., Persson-Sjödin M. and Rhodin M. (2017) Head, withers and pelvic movement asymmetry and their relative timing in trot in racing Thoroughbreds in training. Equine Veterinary Journal, DOI:10.1111/evj.12705.

 

Serra Bragança, F; Rhodin M.; Wiestner, T; Hernlund, E; Pfau, T; van Weeren, R; Weishaupt, M. (2017) Quantification of the effect of instrumentation error in objective gait assessment in the horse on hind limb symmetry parameters. Equine Veterinary Journal. DOI: 10.1111/evj.12766.

 

Rhodin M., Bergh. A , Gustås P. and Gómez Álvarez C.B. (2017) Inertial sensors based system for lameness detection in trotting dogs with induced lameness. Veterinary Journal. doi: 10.1016/j.tvjl.2017.02.004

 

Rhodin M., Egenvall A., Haubro Andersen P. and Pfau T. (2017) Head and pelvic movement asymmetries at trot and compensatory movement asymmetries in riding horses perceived as healthy by the owner. Plos Onedoi.org/ 10.1371/journal.pone.0176253

 

Hammarberg M, Egenvall A, Pfau T and Rhodin M. (2016) Rater agreement of visual lameness assessment in horses during lungeing. Equine Veterinary Journal, Vol 48, Issue 1, start page 78- 82

 

Pfau T., Jennings,C., Mitchell H., Olsen E., Walker A., Egenvall A., Tröster S.Weller R., Rhodin M. (2016) Lungeing on hard and soft surfaces: Movement symmetry of trotting horses considered sound by their owners. Equine Vet. J. Jan;48(1):83-9

 

Pfau T., Boultbee H., Davis H., Walker A. and Rhodin M. (2016) Agreement between two inertial sensor gait analysis systems for lameness examinations in horses. Equine vet. Educ. 28 (4) 203-208

 

Egenvall A, Roepstorff L., Rhodin M., Eisersiö M. and Clayton H. M. (2016) Maximum and minimum peaks in rein tension within canter strides. Journal of Veterinary Behavior, Volume 13, 63-71


Rhodin M., Roepstorff L., French A., Keegan K., Pfau T. Egenvall A. (2015) Head and pelvic movement asymmetry during lungeing in horses with symmetrical movement on the straight. Equine Veterinary journal, 48(3):315-20.


Byström A., von Peinen K., Weishaupt M.A., Roepstorff L., Rhodin M. (2015) Differences in the rider´s movement pattern between different levels of collection at the trot in high-level dressage horses ridden on a treadmill. Human Movement Science, 41 1–8

A. Egenvall, M. Eisersiö, M. Rhodin, R. van Weeren and L. Roepstorff. (2015) Rein tension during canter. Comparative Exercise Physiology, Volume: 11 Issue: 2 107-117.


Egenvall A, Roepstorff L, Eisersiö M, Rhodin M. and van Weeren R. (2015) Stride-related rein tension patterns in walk and trot in the ridden horse. Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica, DOI: 10.1186/s13028-015-0182-3

 
Bergh A., Egenvall A., Olsson E., Uhlhorn M., and Rhodin M. (2014) Evaluation of skin displacement in the equine neck neck. Comparative Exercise Physiology, 10 (3):181-186


Rhodin M., Roepstorff L., Pfau T., Egenvall A. (2013) Influence of lunging on head and pelvic movement asymmetry and compensatory effects in horses with induced lameness. Vet. J. 198 Suppl , e39–45.


Byström A., Rhodin M., von Peinen K., Weishaupt M.A., Roepstorff L. (2010). Kinematics of saddle and rider in high-level dressage horses performing collected walk on a treadmill. Equine Veterinary Journal, 340-345


Roepstorff L., Egenvall A., Rhodin M., Byström A., Johnston C., van Weeren PR., Weishaupt M. (2009). Kinetics and kinematics of the horse comparing left and right rising trot. Equine Veterinary Journal, vol 41, nr 3, 292-296


Rhodin M., Gómez Alvarez CB., Byström A., Johnston C., van Weeren PR., Roepstorff L., Weishaupt MA. (2009). The effect of different head and neck positions on the caudal back and hindlimb kinematics in the elite dressage horse at trot. Equine Veterinary Journal, vol 41, nr 3, 274-279


Gómez Alvarez CB., Rhodin M., Byström A., Back W., van Weeren PR. (2009). Back kinematics of healthy trotting horses during treadmill versus over ground locomotion. Equine Veterinary Journal, vol 41, nr 3, 297-300


Byström A., Rhodin M., von Peinen K., Weishaupt MA., Roepstorff L. (2009). Basic kinematics of the saddle and rider in high-level dressage horses trotting on a treadmill. Equine Veterinary Journal, vol 41, nr 3, 280-284


Wennerstrand J., Johnston C., Rhodin M., Roethlisberger Holm K., and Drevemo S. (2006).The effect of weighted boots on the movement of the back in the asymptomatic riding horse. Equine and Comparative Exercise Physiology 3 (1); 13-18

 

Gómez Álvarez C.B., Rhodin M., Bobbert M.F., Meyer H., Weishaupt M.A., Johnston C. and van Weeren P.R. (2006). The effect of head and neck position on the thoracolumbar kinematics in the unridden horse. Equine Vet J 36, 445-451.


Rhodin M., Johnston C., Roethlisberger Holm K., Wennerstrand J. and Drevemo S. (2005) The influence of head and neck position on kinematics of the back in riding horses at the walk and trot. Equine Vet J 37, 7-11.

 

Review 

F.M. Serra Bragança, M. Rhodin and P. R. van Weeren. (2018) On the brink of daily clinical application of objective gait analysis: What evidence do we have so far from studies using an induced lameness model? The Veterinary Journal, doi.org/10.1016/j.tvjl.2018.01.006

 

Pfau T., Fiske-Jackson A., and Rhodin M. (2015) Quantitative assessment of gait parameters in horses: Useful for aiding clinical decision making? Equine vet. Educ. 28 (4) 209-215 

Editorial

P.R. van Weeren, T. Pfau, M. Rhodin, L. Roepstorff, F.M Serra Braganca, M.A. Weishaupt. (2018) What is lameness and what (or who) is the gold standard to detect it? Equine Veterinary Journal. DOI: 10.1111/evj.12970

P.R. van Weeren, T. Pfau, M. Rhodin, L. Roepstorff, F.M Serra Braganca, M.A. Weishaupt. (2017) Do we have to redefine lameness in the era of quantitative gait analysis? Equine Veterinary Journal,  DOI: 10.1111/evj.12715


 

PhD thesis 

Rhodin Marie, 2008, A Biomechanical Analysis of Relationship Between the Head and Neck Position, Vertebral Column and Limbs in the horse at Walk and Trot. Doctoral thesis. Acta Universitatis Agriculturae Sueciae 2008:01.

 

 

 

 

Links

https://www.slu.se/en/departments/anatomy-physiology-biochemistry/for-a-long-animal-life/


Contact
Researcher, Senior Lecturer at the Department of Anatomy, Physiology and Biochemistry (AFB); Division of Anatomy and Physiology
Telephone: 018-672194
Postal address:
Inst för anatomi och fysiologi, Box 7011
75007 UPPSALA
Visiting address: VHC Huvudentré, Ulls väg 26, hus 5, plan 4, Uppsala